Defense Parts Direct

Defense Parts Direct provides engineering and supply chain solutions for the sustainment, modernization, and upgrade of legacy defense systems parts – aviation, land, and maritime. Reverse engineering, technical data package development, first article build, testing, qualification support, and manufacturing via an integrated manufacturing network are incorporated in a project management framework to meet aerospace and defense customer requirements.

Our team of project engineers provides engineering and supplier management capabilities tailored to meet customer objectives that include:

  • Comprehensive Engineering
  • Thorough Qualification
  • Agile Manufacturing
  • Assured Delivery

Download the Defense Parts Direct Fact Sheet  

Supply Chain Solutions for Aerospace and Defense

Defense Services pioneered the Integrated Manufacturing Network (IMN) concept for defense system supply chains. This innovative and comprehensive supply chain approach enables us to bring engineering, project management and multiple manufacturers together to address challenging sustainment and modernization requirements for aerospace and defense systems. 

Today, a set of competencies for reducing cost, assuring quality and safety, managing the complex, and integrating tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 suppliers is required for success.  We provide sourcing solutions that enable government and industry customers to save money, manage demand, and meet delivery and compliance requirements.

  • Source strategically
  • Connect with a larger base of suppliers
  • Operate more efficiently

Technical Services for Aerospace and Defense

We provide engineering design and development, project engineering management, Design for Manufacturability (DFM) consulting, Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) reviews, Technical Data Package (TDP) development, and technology commercialization consulting.

Engineering Services for Defense

We understand the environment and the demands associated with military hardware design, development, test, manufacturing, and deployment. CMTC’s Defense Technical Services team can assist you achieve your program and mission objectives by putting this knowledge and expertise to work for you.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Reverse and re-engineering services for sustainment, modernization, and upgrade of legacy systems
  • Technical Data Package (TDP) development
  • Engineering design and development
  • Design for Manufacturability engineering consulting
  • Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) reviews and implementation
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) teaming

Integrated Manufacturing Networks

CMTC works closely with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to develop, explore, and test new and innovative supply chain approaches to address unmet and challenging part requirements for the sustainment, modernization, and upgrade of legacy defense systems. The primary area of research has centered on the development of an Integrated Manufacturing Network (IMN) model encompassing: reverse engineering methodologies, re-engineering methodologies, and agile manufacturing techniques.

Specific part cases in each area are presented here to illustrate and illuminate the components and attributes of this new supply chain model.

The Integrated Manufacturing Network process is comprised of five (5) primary steps or elements:

  • Demand Identification
  • Engineering Support
  • Agile Manufacturing
  • Supplier Matching
  • Project Management

Our Quality Policy

CMTC DS is committed to continual improvement of our processes, products and services and providing our customers deliverables that meet or exceed their requirements. To view our Quality Policy please click here.

For more information, please contact Defense Services Program Manager Jeffrey Rude at 310-999-6880 at  or email

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